The Illinois softball team hammered Purdue 9-1 Friday night at Eichelberger Field to even their record at .500 for the first time this season.
The Chicago Cubs called up infielder Addison Russell from Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday.
Starting pitchers Yordano Ventura and Chris Sale were among five players ejected following a benches-clearing brawl at the conclusion of the seventh inning of Thursday's game between the Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox.
The St. Louis Cardinals placed outfielder Peter Bourjos on the paternity leave list and purchased the contract of right- handed pitcher Mitch Harris from Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday.
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders was activated from the 15-day disabled list following Friday night's 12-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.